16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Austria Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Austria Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Austria Itinerary

Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
Cairo, Egypt

3
days
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Get in touch with nature at Aletsch Glacier and The Eiger Trail. Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Bachalpsee Lake (in Grindelwald) and Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls (in Lauterbrunnen). Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get outside with Bumblebee-Hanggliding.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Interlaken itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Interlaken is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Interlaken due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in July, expect Interlaken to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Aletsch Glacier
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken ©
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
days
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 30th (Sun), take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse and then kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then kick back and relax at Seebad Katzensee, and then stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

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Getting from Interlaken to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

3
days
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Popular historic sites such as Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Dôme Sacre Coeur and The Catacombs are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, and explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris holiday planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Paris sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salzburg.

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Sacre Coeur Cathedral ©
Sacre Coeur Cathedral
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musée d'Orsay ©
Musée d'Orsay

3
days
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress Hohensalzburg and Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun). You'll explore and learn at Mozart-Wohnhaus and Residenzgalerie. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, don't miss a visit to Altstadt von Salzburg, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg vacation planner.

You can fly from Paris to Salzburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart-Wohnhaus ©
Mozart-Wohnhaus

3
days
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Belvedere Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kunsthistorisches Museum and MuseumsQuartier. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the natural beauty at Schönbrunn Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Museum Judenplatz.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna itinerary builder.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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